SDG 13: Climate Action
"CO2 is becoming a decisive aspect in our industry," says Stefan Henkelmann, Team Leader Corporate Strategy at BENTELER.
This is another reason why SDG 13 "Climate Action" is at the center of our sustainability strategy. Our long-term goal: net zero emissions by 2050. To achieve this, we’re working to reduce emissions in our production, increasing the energy efficiency of our facilities and processes, and focusing on renewable energy. Plus, we’re replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources in the long term. In this way, we’re becoming a bit more sustainable every day.
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
Water scarcity is an increasing problem around the world. At BENTELER, 19 of our sites are in areas of high or extremely high water stress. According to our environmental manager, Jan-Niklas Rüthers: “Closed loops can contribute to climate protection and are a prerequisite for sustainable business." That’s why we already purify and reuse water in our processes. Now, we’ve set ourselves the goal of reducing the specific water withdrawal at these sites by a further 10% by 2030, compared to 2019. We think that’s a refreshing way of doing business.
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
At BENTELER, we’re a family of driven professionals. One that naturally has future generations at heart. That’s why, in a world of limited resources, we’re focused on improving production efficiency, reducing waste and increasing the use of recycled materials. Our electric steel mill, for example, processes 100% steel scrap; at our automotive plant in Raufoss, production waste is recycled in a closed loop and in Slovakia we use waste heat generated in production to heat the factory and office areas. Just three examples of how we consume more responsibly. Our goal: reduce waste by 6% by 2025 compared to 2019.